W-Wow. This felt nightmarish enough for me to let out a muttered "f*ck" after reading. I don't know, it's just the way this screams "we always knew there was something wrong but never told you before, always let you deal with it alone". It's... terrifying for some reason?
A true nightmare, also: Believing that your monster is something private and then discovering that EVERYONE KNOWS IT.
This feels like a metaphor for trying to pass as not-trans when a person knows they are trans... at least that's what it brought up for me, all the painful adolescent years when I was actually trying to 'fit in' as a cisgendered teen. Constantly feeling like everyone could Tell and I had to keep my guard up and do everything "correctly" or else hide that I wasn't. Whatever it means for you, thank you for sharing it with us.
Love the digital distortion effect, it's such a violent contrast to your normally so organic art.
Have no deep thoughts to add, but: I once headbutted an old-school, strangling sleep paralysis demon out of existence. They didn't see that coming I guess.
Hope all three of you will feel better soon.
Yeah, the monster too.
Choice cut. The threat of having been right the whole time. The implication of having allowed your guard down in the face such a threat, that you had felt safe when you hadn’t been, that you had ignored the signals you knew you were reading, that others were so casually content to be aware of the danger and to allow you to be in it
(Hoping for a speedy recovery for Molly and that u avoid it)
Wow, this art is freeeaking amazing. I already knew you were a great artist, but I am very much loving your Substack posts! Excited to see more!
My chest tensed up reading this. This was a chilling comic. Molly needs to get better soon lol
and nate, your art is beautiful
Lmfao I dig these weird vibes, but if you want some weirder vibes I’ll be honest— this straight up reminds me of the cerebral pseudo tumor I had after being on t for about a year and a half. #intracranialPressureAwareness ! lmfao go to the eye doctor ASAP if you genuinely see a shadow person in your bulging eyes
This is genuinely terrifying and sounds like a god-awful nightmare to have </3 the monster is portrayed SO GOOD though, I keep going back to look at it again, it's horrible!! >.<;
Wish I read this in morning when I first got the notification and not at 1 in the morning
well shit now im terrified
OMG, chilling. Hope Molly is feeling better soon.
Didn't know you could double as a horror writer!